Let’s start this morning with news of the new stadium. There was a ‘topping out’ ceremony yesterday to celebrate the completion of something or other and some people were given noggins of ale and they all danced around a bough and slaughtered eight virgins and David Dein knelt down and put shoes where his knees were and did his renowned Oompa Loompa impression.
Arsene Wenger spoke about how important the new stadium was to the club and how we’d never have been able to stay with the big boys of European if we hadn’t undertaken this project. He also talked about how the new stadium might affect his future, saying “I’m happy at the club and will stay as long as I can respond to the supporters’ expectations and have no plans to leave. The new stadium increases my motivation to take this club to the next level with the potential increase in revenue making a huge difference in the market.”
Thierry talks about beating Ian Wright’s goalscoring record, a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge would equal it. Just go one better than Kanu please, Tel.
Jermaine Jenas is off to Tottenham, who seem intent on collecting every single English midfielder they can, in a swap deal for Mallet faced striker Robbie Keane. Considering his tackling ability he’d probably fit in quite well with us.
Safety has got his trusty quill out again and furnished us with another fine piece – Inevitable.
Not much else happening. There are a plethora of international friendlies this week, fingers crossed all our boys come through them safe and sound.